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MSI GTX 970 SLI

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I built my gaming rig in 2016 with at the time the best card for performance to money being the MSI GTX 970 and have been able to play with ultra settings in all games I like to play but one game I've never been able to play is Assassin Creed Origins. Well I can play at 45fps on medium settings but you know what it's like.

 

So my question I was always told 3 years with your graphic card in ultra with the option to SLI two when the price drops for an extra two years. I can pick a secondhand model of the same card for around £80-100 is this going to be worth it? as the 2080 is pretty steep and a 1080 still sell for a premium which won't last me as long anyway.

 

 

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If AC:Origins actually scales somewhat well with SLI, you'll see a benefit.

 

If the game however does not scale with SLI, then you won't see a benefit and you would have been better off just buying a better card such as a 980 or 980Ti.

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I'll check that out but when I started comparing the 970 to the 980 when I planned this build I was noticing gaming benchmark differences of a maximum 5 fps extra which to me didn't seem worth the extra £200. If this isn't the case then it's something else I can look into

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7 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

If AC:Origins actually scales somewhat well with SLI, you'll see a benefit.

 

If the game however does not scale with SLI, then you won't see a benefit and you would have been better off just buying a better card such as a 980 or 980Ti.

^^^^. Not to mention SLI can be quirky, some games run horribly with it even when they're supposed to be smooth. Then it can vary system by system too, ROTTR ran horrifically on my SLI 1080s with my R7 2700X, but in my 8600K system they're fine. 

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Just looked this up and origin has terrible SLI support so this answers my question thanks for giving me this lead as I was unaware newer games had trouble in SLI mode.

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Ubisoft can't optimize for a single GPU, don't expect them to know how to do SLI xD

 

New games that are not from Ubisoft are mostly fine.

 

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